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THE ADVOCATE 949 VOL. 75 PART 6 NOVEMBER 2017 Supreme Court. Justice Crossin is a former bencher and president of the Law Society. An excerpt from Delia Smith’s online recipe pages provides: “Just four ingredients are needed to make Delia’s recipe for flapjacks. Choose whether you want them to be rich and buttery or, like Delia, dry and flakey.” A witness that he described as doing “evidentiary pirouettes” did not impress Mr. Justice Gaul in 603262 B.C. Ltd. v. Eiyom Properties Ltd., 2016 BCSC 903. The Provincial Court has seen a bounty of recent appointments to its bench. Those appointments include Judge Mariane Armstrong of Salmon Arm, Judge Monica McParland of Kelowna and Judge Michelle Daneliuk of Victoria. Also in the news from the Provincial Court, the Honourable Judge William Gordon MacDonald and the Honourable Judge Wilfred Klinger were both reappointed as senior judges for terms of one year. On a related note, on September 5, 2017 the Judicial Council of British Columbia launched an online application process for all judicial appointments to the Provincial Court. As of that date the Provincial Court will no longer accept paper applications. If you are disposed to apply, the web page application is at: <www.provincialcourt.bc.ca/about-the-court/judicialofficers/ judges-court>. In September 2017 Shirley Ballas became head judge of “Strictly Come Dancing”, the U.K. prototype for “Dancing with the Stars”. The rule in Browne v. Dunn, (1893) 6 R 67 (H.L.) is that where a party intends to lead evidence that will contradict or challenge the evidence of an opponent’s witness, it must first put that evidence to the witness in crossexamination. We put it to you that the rule now has its own website: <www. brownevdunn.com>. Do you agree with that statement? The Radio Times recently ran this unfortunate description of a television program: “In this edition of Channel Four’s Superfoods, Kate Quilton experiences zero gravity as she explores the benefits of prunes.” Sonia Poulin was recently hired to become the executive director of the Justice Education Society (“JES”). She takes over from the irreplaceable and


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